This time of year can be a trigger for many women to want to lose weight (hello, New Year's resolutions). It's exhausting, isn't it? If the idea of restrictive diets and unsustainable workout schedules makes you cringe, there is a solution: intuitive eating. It's a way of eating that makes you give up diets forever and encourages you to listen to your body, eat the foods you love, and not obsess over calories and carbs. With intuitive eating, you'll have a healthy relationship with food and freedom and peace from the pressures food and dieting may have put on you in the past. Sounds amazing, doesn't it?
Christy Harrison, MPH, RD, CDN, an anti-diet registered dietitian nutritionist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and host of the Food Psych Podcast, knows that giving up years or maybe even decades of dieting can feel overwhelming. Here are the steps she recommends to start intuitive eating.